Former "Pinoy Big Brother: Otso" housemate Karina Bautista revealed that she underwent surgery last September to remove cysts found on both of her breasts.
"This September lang po [ako inoperarahan], naramdaman ko siya noong August. Tapos tuloy-tuloy lang po ang check up noon hanggang sa day of operation ko noong September 15. Wala akong masyadong napagsabihan noon, medyo late ko na siya nilabas sa public," she recalled on "Magandang Buhay" yesterday, November 26.
Karina also admitted that being far away from her parents made it harder for her to deal with her situation.
"Yun 'yung mahirap kasi malayo ang parents ko although very supportive sila na, 'Sige ipatanggal na natin kasi baka lumaki pa.' Naging mahirap 'yung journey ng pagtanggap. Pero noong day of operation, mas okay na ako," she said.
The "Four Bad Boys and Me" actress said that what she went through made her realize the importance of taking care of one's health.
"Dito ko nalaman talaga 'yung importance ng pag-aalaga sa sarili. Kasi dati talaga, tipid talaga ako. So pati ang sarili ko nade-deprive ko sa mga simpleng pagkain, ganyan," she shared.
"So ngayon parang talagang physical health muna rin ako. And parang doon ko na-realize na puwede ka ngang magtrabaho, maging productive ka nga, pero at the end of the day exhausted ka pa rin. So iba pa rin talaga kapag inaalagaan mo 'yung health mo," she added.
Karina was part of Star Cinema's first-ever "Listen to Love" visual podcast "The Four Bad Boys and Me."
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